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Job ID: 147246

Assistant Professor
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Date Posted Oct. 6, 2020
Title Assistant Professor
University The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL, United States
Department Space Science
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Fall 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature
    Physics - General

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Department of Space Science is seeking an outstanding scientist and teacher to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of heliophysics. This is the last of three positions that were to be filled over three years, all of which are expected to support and complement a National Science Foundation Established Program in Support of Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant in low-temperature plasma physics. Within the general field of LTP science, areas of particular interest to the Department include solar and interplanetary physics, especially research that supports the new Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter, and IMAP missions in which the Department is engaged, particularly in the areas of turbulence and particle transport and energization (including pickup ion physics), and related space weather research.

The ideal candidate will complement existing strengths within the Department while expanding significantly research capabilities and competencies. We are seeking someone who uses observations, theory, and/or modeling to address these areas of interest. The successful candidate will teach graduate-level courses primarily, will develop at least two new advanced graduate level courses reflecting their research expertise, and will mentor graduate students pursuing MS and PhD degrees and undergraduate students in summer programs. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree in a field appropriate to the job description above and will have and pursue independent research funding.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants must submit a complete CV, a list of publications, a list of awarded research grants, a research statement, a teaching statement, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the SPA Faculty Search Committee 2020, Department of Space Science, Cramer Research Hall, 320 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899 or by email to with the header Faculty Search Committee 2020. Applications will remain open until position is filled.

Inquiries regarding the position or the procedure for application can be directed to Prof. Gary P Zank and Ms. Veronica Belser, respectively.

APPLICATION REVIEW: Review of applicants will begin, 1/18/2021.

  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

    Please refer to log number: 21/22-554

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Contact Information

  • Veronica Belser
    Space Science
    The University of Alabama in Huntsville
    301 Sparkman Dr
    Huntsville, AL 35899
  • 2569617536
  • 2569617730


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